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FemArt Festival – Freedom vs Shame
June 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - June 16, 2019 @ 11:30 pm
FEMART 7 TH EDITION – Artists and Activists festival “FREEDOM vs SHAME”
For the seventh time, Art and Community Center – Artpolis will organise FemArt festival – Women Artists Regional Festival that will be held in Prishtina during 10-16 June, 2019 (7 days). During the past six editions, the first Women’s regional Festival in Kosovo “FemArt” has achieved its mission of providing a welcoming place for women artists to show their art, inspired by social themes and Human rights in the Balkans region as well as providing an entertaining and dynamic atmosphere for visitors to learn on social issues confronting women of Kosovo, and women artists in particular in the region..
The motto of the festival for this year is Freedom VS Shame thus encouraging women to take ownership of their lives and decision making while promoting a life free of judgment and prejudice. Women are shamed consistently for whatever reason the patriarchal views can think of, that is way with this motto we aim to raise awareness and empower all women regardless of their ethnic, social, racial backgrounds and sexual preferences.
The festival is used as a platform for initiating and presenting ideas and creations that bring ahead the feminist concepts and its developments in Kosovo and advocate for equal women’s rights and peace building in the region. The Festival will bring together 100 local and regional women artists of all experience levels, from first time exhibitors to experienced professionals.
The festival will feature original Artistic creations created by women and will showcase theatre plays and films made by women in Kosovo and in the region, Music concerts, Book promotions, as well as fashion, performing arts, art installations, Poetry, workshops, Panel discussions, street art and other forms of art.
The program of the festival will include but not limit to topics such as: Human rights, Sexual and Reproductive health rights, Transitional justice and peace, LGBTQI rights, Women empowerment, Violence against women, Gender based violence, global and regional exchange successes stories etc.